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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    April 10, 2014 | 8:00 pm

    Dennis Ross, former senior Middle East adviser to President Barack Obama, appeared in a panel discussion on “Israel, America and the Middle East: Challenges for 2014” on March 19 at Sinai Temple.

    During the event, Ross expressed pessimism about the prospect of U.S. Secretary of...

  • Lots of listening, no grand initiatives expected on Obama’s Mideast trip

    March 12, 2013 | 10:55 am

    When President Obama visits Israel next week, Gavriel Yaakov wants him to jump-start the peace process.

    “I’m excited,” said Yaakov, 67, sitting in a Tel Aviv mall. “I want negotiations to get to an agreement on a long-term peace with the Palestinians.”

    Yaakov said he trusts...

  • Dennis Ross denies ‘split’ with Obama

    July 31, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Dennis Ross emphatically denied any indication that he no longer supported President Obama.

    “The idea of trying to get a sense that there is a split with the president is completely untrue,” Ross, Obama’s former top Iran adviser, told JTA on Tuesday.

    Ross repeated comments he made...

  • At Harvard, Dennis Ross takes another bite of the apple

    April 24, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Appearing considerably greyer than when he began negotiating the Oslo peace process for the Clinton Administration 18 years ago, former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross addressed Harvard University’s first Israel Conference April 20 on the topic of “Innovating the Peace Process.”...

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  • Ross to rejoin Jewish policy group

    January 23, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Dennis Ross, the former top Obama administration Middle East strategist, is rejoining the Jewish People Policy Institute as its co-chairman.

    Ross, who left the White House last month, will serve as co-chairman of the board of directors and professional guiding council of the...

  • Dennis Ross: Obama will strike Iran if necessary

    January 11, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Dennis Ross, President Obama’s former top Iran adviser, said the president would strike Iran to keep the Islamic Republic from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

    “The Iranians should never think that there’s a reluctance to use the force,” Ross, who has returned to the Washington...

  • Ross: Iran nukes pose danger of nuclear war

    December 13, 2011 | 4:55 pm

    The greatest danger posed by a nuclear Iran would be the increased likelihood of a Middle East nuclear war, Dennis Ross said.

    “If Iran has nuclear weapons, the potential for nuclear war in the Middle East goes up dramatically,” Ross, whojust retired as the White House’s top Iran...

  • Ross leaving White House

    November 10, 2011 | 2:34 pm

    Dennis Ross, the top Obama administration Middle East strategist, is leaving the White House.

    The White House on Thursday confirmed reports that Ross was set to leave by the end of the year.

    “Dennis Ross has an extraordinary record of public service, and has been a critical member...

  • Dennis Ross: Bold steps must be taken to keep Israel Jewish and Democratic

    June 22, 2011 | 9:06 am

    United States President Barack Obama’s special assistant, Dennis Ross said Wednesday that bold steps need to be taken to make sure that Israel remains a Jewish Democratic state, but emphasized that no one can force an agreement on Israel and the Palestinians.

    Speaking at the...

  • Ross: Turmoil sharpens Israeli needs for security guarantees

    April 4, 2011 | 12:13 pm

    The recent Middle East turmoil has sharpened Israeli needs for tangible security guarantees in exchange for concessions to the Palestinians, Dennis Ross said.

    Ross, President Obama’s top Middle East adviser, told the Anti-Defamation League’s annual leadership conference in...

  • Ross: More time needed for bridging peace proposals

    February 28, 2011 | 11:38 am

    More time is needed to bridge gaps between Israelis and Palestinians before direct peace talks can resume, Dennis Ross said.

    In a speech Monday to the J Street conference in Washington, the senior White House adviser on Middle East peace issues said the current process of the United...

  • Dennis Ross to address J Street confab

    February 14, 2011 | 12:53 pm

    Dennis Ross, the senior adviser to President Obama on Middle East issues, is addressing this year’s J Street conference, the group said.

    Ross, seen as an administration hard-liner on Iran and as arguing for greater consideration of Israel’s needs in peace negotiations, would be a...

  • Barak meeting top U.S. officials

    February 9, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is in Washington meeting top administration officials and Congress members.

    Barak is meeting Wednesday with Dennis Ross, the top Iran policy official in the White House; Tom Donilon, the national security adviser; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...

  • Ross in Israel to jump-start peace talks

    January 20, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Senior White House adviser Dennis Ross arrived in Israel to discuss security arrangements under a possible peace deal with the Palestinians.

    Ross and David Hale, deputy to Middle East envoy George Mitchell, arrived in Israel Thursday. They will meet with Israeli officials to discuss...

  • ANALYSIS: Who advises McCain and Obama?

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 28, 2008 | 5:50 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- When the question of recognizing Israel landed on President Harry Truman's desk in May 1948, he had to balance the advice of his old friend, Clark Clifford, against the general he deeply admired, George Marshall.

    In the end Truman went with his friend,...
  • Why I support Barack Obama

    October 9, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    It is highly unusual for me to be speaking out politically.

    I have worked for Republican and Democratic presidents alike. I was a political appointee during the Reagan administration, serving on the National Security Council staff in the White House. I held a senior position in the...

  • Community Briefs

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Armenians Threaten Another Protest

    A group of 14 Armenian American college students, who ended a six-day hunger strike outside the Museum of Tolerance on April 21, have threatened to resume their protests unless the museum gives the recognition to the Armenian genocide of 1915,...

  • Ross Options

    By Mike Levy

    April 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In his featured speech to the crowd assembled for the Yom HaShoah program at Sinai Temple, Ambassador Dennis Ross, the diplomatic point man for the Israeli-Palestinian peace process during previous administrations of George Bush and Bill Clinton, acknowledged his disappointment in...

  • Voices of Peace

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    In the long view -- and who could have a longer view than the man who, until recently, was the U.S. State Department's Middle East negotiator for the past 12 years? -- Dennis Ross believes that diplomacy in the Middle East boils down to psychology. "The idea of taking politics out of...

  • Yeasty Mix at UJA Conference

    By James D

    March 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    It was a moment that almost perfectly defined thisweek's United Jewish Appeal young leadership conference inWashington. In one section of the vast Washington Hilton ballroom,hundreds of young Jews were intently listening as special U.S. peaceenvoy Dennis Ross and Israeli Ambassador...

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